Bethany celebrates the Virtue of Learning with outstanding GCSE results

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Bethany School prides itself on providing excellent preparation for GCSE examinations and for subsequent life in its successful Sixth Form. At Bethany School, we put the child at the heart of every decision; this personalised and individual approach has again been rewarded with pupils achieving GCSE grades exceeding predictions.

The support and guidance given to each pupil has ensured that everyone has achieved to the best of their ability by being nurtured, encouraged and challenged. Our educational philosophy focuses on developing the ‘Virtue of Learning’ – lifelong learning habits which have led to excellent individual outcomes, including the following pupils who have achieved five or more top (7-9) grades:

  • Tais Amos (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Jack Brown (Cranbrook)
  • Jeremy Daubeny (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Audrey Jorge (Macau)
  • Marcus Hobson (East Sussex)
  • Rowan Parker-Renwick (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Alexia Pickett (Staplehurst)
  • Maia Saad (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Amelia Topper (Brighton)

Their GCSEs complete, the vast majority of pupils now proceed into the Bethany Sixth Form, where they will be joined by a number of pupils transferring into the School for A level study. They will experience the exciting pre-university atmosphere of our purpose-built Sixth Form Centre and will engage in their choice of 26 different A level courses plus a wide range of opportunities in our inspiring co-curricular programme. Beyond the classroom, Bethany School pupils of all ages have had considerable success in external academic competitions this year, including the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge at the Science Museum in London, the National Physics Olympiad and Regional Young Enterprise Competitions.

Headmaster, Francie Healy, said: “This is an exceptional set of results given the continually changing educational landscape. They demonstrate that at Bethany School, placing the focus on pupil wellbeing – combined with academic challenge and ambition – provides the best possible preparation for examination success. I offer my warmest congratulations to our successful Year 11 pupils and our most supportive parents. I am very grateful to our dedicated and expert teaching staff, who get to know each pupil incredibly well, ensuring that we inspire individual excellence in every child and allow their talents to flourish.”

Our pupils and parents said:

Pupil Jeremy Daubeny said: “I’m extremely happy with my results and can’t thank Bethany enough for helping me achieve them.”

Pupil Lauren Discombe said: “I am very thankful to all my teachers for their support throughout my GCSE course and I’m grateful to be able to continue to study with them in Sixth Form. I’m particularly looking forward to studying Biology – a subject I’m passionate about – at A level.”

Mr and Mrs Reynolds, parents of Archie, said: “Thank you for all the amazing work you have done with Archie, particularly managing the ups and downs of teenage life. Not only has he achieved the top of his potential but he has loved his life at Bethany!”

Pupil Archie Reynolds said: “I’m very happy with my results and can’t thank Bethany enough for helping me.”

Pupil Tom Golding said: “I am very pleased with my results, which I don’t think I would have got elsewhere; at Bethany I have been pushed to get the best results I am capable of”.

Mrs Golding, parent of Tom, said: “We are so pleased with Tom’s results, the support and encouragement has been amazing. Thank you to all the staff at Bethany. A very proud day!”

Mrs Knight, parent of Anthony, said: “We are delighted with Anthony’s results. He has come a long way since Year 7 and has made great progress. We are looking forward to the next step – Sixth Form!”

Pupil Anthony Knight said: “I am happy with my results and very grateful for all the help I have received from my teachers. Ready for the next step!”